DELANO, Minn.—Sil-Pro L.L.C., a provider of contract manufacturing and engineering services to the medical device industry, has acquired Sil-Pro Machining Solutions (formerly MMI Precision), which is a provider of high precision machining to the medical, aerospace, defense and specialty equipment markets.
Sil-Pro purchased the machining solutions business from its sister company, Precision Associates Inc., and has taken sole ownership of Machining Solutions. This company said this acquisition will expand its current value-added manufacturing and full device manufacturing capabilities.
“It's more streamlined for Sil-Pro, for our medical side of things, to have a machining department or division in-house,” said Rebecca Talbot, marketing coordinator of Sil-Pro.
“It allows us to expand into orthopedics. It allows us to expand into other specialty commercial industries, such as aerospace and defense.”
In addition, by moving the machining business into Sil-Pro's Delano headquarters, it brings customers “a full value-add experience,” Talbot added.
“So they can be here for design and development, working with our programs teams and engineers, just from concept and then all the way through commercialization. We really are streamlining the process for the OEMs that may be seeking to work with Sil-Pro. We're eliminating a lot of steps along the supply chain.”
Having the machining in-house also complements the firm's in-house tooling department and current production areas, which produce silicone and plastic devices, Talbot said, along with a lot of other value-added items.